One side effect of the demand for ever-larger screen sizes is pressure on manufacturers to make sure the bezel surrounding those massive displays is kept as thin as possible.
So well done to Samsung, because if these leaked Galaxy Note 3 front panel shots are the real deal, the front of its upcoming third-generation phablet will be screen and not a whole lot else.
Detailed snaps of what appears to be the GN3's front panel have emerged from two separate sources over the past 24 hours or so. First, serial Apple leaker Sonny Dickson posted a gallery of 10 shots of the panel before ETrade Supply gave us the high-quality pic you see above, complete with basic measurements.
The snaps reveal that the Galaxy Note 3 will be just 2.2mm wider on each side than the display itself, while the top and bottom are similarly slender, with room for the Samsung logo and camera unit on top, and traditional Android button arrangement on the bottom, and not a whole lot else.
It suggests that the jump from the 5.5in display on the Galaxy Note 2 to the 5.68in panel on the Note 3 will be achieved without much (if any) increase to the device's overall footprint, which at present is already a substantial 151.1 x 80.5mm.
Other expected specifications include a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera.
The Galaxy Note 3 will be officially revealed (not that there's much we don't know by now) at Samsung's pre-IFA press event in Berlin next Wednesday, September 4.